N&W in 1907 -- Lump Coal

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In and About the Town
Flagman K. T. Hurt was crippled on the yard yesterday, having his foot quite severely mashed by a large lump of coal falling on it.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph
May 9, 1907

[Old pictures show that the coal in many cars of those times was in large lumps as opposed to the almost universal loads of fine coal today.]

Gordon Hamilton
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